Effect of needle tract bleeding on occurrence of pneumothorax after transthoracic needle biopsy


Topal U., Berkman Y.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.53, no.3, pp.495-499, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2004.05.008
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.495-499

Abstract

Purpose: Occasionally bleeding along the needle trajectory is observed at post-biopsy computed tomographic sections. This study was designed to evaluate the possible effect of needle tract bleeding on the occurrence of pneumothorax and on requirement of chest tube insertion.